[WSMDiscuss] Fwd: FW: SCORAI Conference: Registration is still open through this Friday

Ashish Kothari ashishkothari at riseup.net
Thu Jun 4 11:32:52 CEST 2020

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*From:* SCORAI <orgscorai at gmail.com>
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*Subject:* SCORAI Conference: Registration is still open through this Friday

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  *SCORAI Virtual Conference
  June 10-12, 2020

  *Sustainable Consumption & Social Justice in an Urbanizing World*
  /FINAL DAY TO REGISTER: Friday, June 5/

*Register Now* 

This international conference will convene scholars and practitioners to 
focus on sustainable consumption as it relates to urban issues and 
social equity. With growing social and racial inequities and widening 
disparities among and within communities, patterns of consumption are 
shifting as are notions of “sustainable consumption”. In an increasingly 
urban world where climate disruptions are exacerbating vulnerabilities 
of all kinds, there is growing acknowledgement of a need for systemic 
changes to alter societal expectations of resource use and consumption 

*We are delighted to host international Keynote presentations throughout 
the conference.* Opening the conference on Day 1 (Wednesday June 10th) 
we will host Dr Sherilyn MacGregor (University of Manchester, UK). Day 
two (Thursday June 11th ) includes an exciting keynote panel on 
‘Consumption in an Urbanizing World’ comprising contributions from: Anna 
Coote (New Economics Foundation, London), Prof Arnold Tukker (Leiden 
University, The Netherlands) and Dr. Emily Kawano (U.S. Solidarity 
Economy Network). On the final day, Friday June 12th, our keynotes will 
speak to the theme of ‘Thinking ahead: from sustainability to degrowth’. 
Prof Peter Victor (York University, Canada) will present on ‘Managing 
Without Growth: Slower by Design, not Disaster’ and  Prof Barbara 
Muraca’s (Oregon State University, USA) presentation is titled 
‘Re-politicizing Sustainability: Degrowth as radical transformation’. 
View the full conference agenda here. 

During the conference we will be using a virtual conference platform 
that all participants can use to build their personal agenda, join 
sessions, view posters, send messages to one another, and watch 
recordings of some sessions after they take place.

*Regular registration rate: $120**
*Student and low-income registration: $50 **

We invite you to read and reflect on a Conference Provocation 
prepared by the SCORAI Board, which asks, "What can we learn from the 
current evidence from sustainable consumption research to shape a more 
sustainable post-pandemic world?". This question will be the focus of a 
special SCORAI strategy session 
on Thursday evening of the conference.

We look forward to "seeing you" at this engaging virtual event!


    About SCORAI

SCORAI (Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative) is an 
international knowledge network of researchers and practitioners 
committed to building a flourishing and ecologically-sound society by 
changing the way we consume. We advance research, disseminate knowledge, 
impact policies and support campaigns. SCORAI recognizes that 
technological innovation alone is insufficient to address climate change 
and environmental threats. Therefore we support transformative changes 
in the economy, institutions and culture.






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